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aversion

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of aversion

  1. 1 a dislike so strong as to cause stomach upset or queasiness <I simply have this ingrained aversion to the sight of bloodshed> Synonyms disgust, distaste, horror, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsionRelated Words abhorrence, abomination, antipathy, execration, hate, hatred; allergy, averseness, disapproval, disfavor, disinclination, dislike, disliking, displeasureNear Antonyms appetite, bent, fancy, favor, fondness, like, liking, love, partiality, penchant, predilection, preference, propensity, relish, shine, taste, use

  2. 2 a strong feeling of not liking or approving <couldn't overcome her aversion to her brother-in-law and pointedly avoided his company> Synonyms allergy, averseness, dislike, disfavor, disinclination, disliking, disrelish, down [chiefly British], mislikeRelated Words disgust, distaste, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; abhorrence, abomination, antipathy, detestation, execration, hate, hatred; deprecation, disapproval, displeasure, dissatisfaction; jaundiceNear Antonyms affection, attachment, devotedness, devotion, love, passion; bent, leaning, penchant, predilection, propensity, tendencyAntonyms appetite, favor, fondness, like, liking, partiality, preference, relish, shine, taste, use

  3. 3 something or someone that is hated <clichés should be the pet aversion of every good writer> Synonyms abhorrence, abomination, anathema, antipathy, hate, bête noire, detestation, execrationRelated Words dread, hang-up, horror, phobia; bogey (also bogie or bogy), bugaboo, bugbear; adversary, enemy; annoyance, grievance, hassle, nuisance, peeveNear Antonyms beloved, darling, dear, honey, sweetheart; delight, enjoyment, felicity, joy, pleasure; favorite, like, preference; treasureAntonyms love





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